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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September 2010 - Book Club Selection - Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Hello Everyone,

The September 2010 Book Club Selection is Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel. If you would like to read more about this title, please click here.

About Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

"In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail.

Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve."

About Alison Bechdel

Alison has been a careful archivist of her own life and kept a journal since she was ten. Since 1983 she has been chronicling the lives of various characters in the fictionalized "Dykes to Watch Out For" strip, "one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period" (Ms.). The strip is syndicated in 50 alternative newspapers, translated into multiple languages, and collected into a book series with a quarter of a million copies in print. Utne magazine has listed DTWOF as "one of the greatest hits of the twentieth century."

If you would like to participate, please pick up a copy of the selected title as soon as you can. Please do your best to read it before September 20th, 2010 if you are an Official Member. You can purchase a copy, borrow it from a friend or family member or you can borrow a copy from your local library.

All Official Members will meet (online) on Friday, September 24th, 2010 @ 6:00pm MST, to chat about this month's title.

We are still accepting new members so feel free to fill out the Bloggers Unite Book Club Registration Form (see link on sidebar) if you would like to become an Official Member.

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